Surnames 1-500

This list was supplied by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It is taken from a survey of the National Health Service Central Register. This is a database of circa 60 million names of those who were registered with the NHS in 1991, and subsequent registrations. The database only covers England, Wales and the Isle of Man; Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own systems.

The percentage represents the proportion of this 1991-May 2000 database. The top 500 names cover 39.33% of the Register.

This table shows discrepancies with the results of the 1996 Electoral register. I now believe the results are somewhat suspect, and do not accurately reflect the frequency of surnames.

Rank Surname Database % Cumulative
1 SMITH 1.15 1.15
2 JONES 0.94 2.09
3 WILLIAMS 0.66 2.75
4 TAYLOR 0.53 3.28
5 BROWN 0.51 3.79
6 DAVIES 0.48 4.28
7 EVANS 0.39 4.66
8 WILSON 0.35 5.02
9 THOMAS 0.35 5.37
10 JOHNSON 0.34 5.71
11 ROBERTS 0.33 6.03
12 ROBINSON 0.29 6.32
13 THOMPSON 0.28 6.61
14 WRIGHT 0.28 6.89
15 WALKER 0.27 7.16
16 WHITE 0.27 7.43
17 EDWARDS 0.27 7.69
18 HUGHES 0.26 7.96
19 GREEN 0.25 8.21
20 HALL 0.25 8.47
21 LEWIS 0.25 8.72
22 HARRIS 0.25 8.96
23 CLARKE 0.24 9.21
24 PATEL 0.24 9.45
25 JACKSON 0.24 9.69
26 WOOD 0.24 9.92
27 TURNER 0.23 10.15
28 MARTIN 0.23 10.38
29 COOPER 0.22 10.60
30 HILL 0.22 10.81
31 WARD 0.21 11.02
32 MORRIS 0.21 11.23
33 MOORE 0.21 11.45
34 CLARK 0.20 11.65
35 LEE 0.20 11.85
36 KING 0.20 12.05
37 BAKER 0.20 12.25
38 HARRISON 0.20 12.44
39 MORGAN 0.19 12.64
40 ALLEN 0.19 12.83
41 JAMES 0.19 13.01
42 SCOTT 0.18 13.20
43 PHILLIPS 0.18 13.38
44 WATSON 0.17 13.55
45 DAVIS 0.17 13.73
46 PARKER 0.17 13.89
47 PRICE 0.17 14.06
48 BENNETT 0.16 14.22
49 YOUNG 0.16 14.39
50 GRIFFITHS 0.16 14.55
51 MITCHELL 0.16 14.70
52 KELLY 0.16 14.86
53 COOK 0.15 15.01
54 CARTER 0.15 15.17
55 RICHARDSON 0.15 15.32
56 BAILEY 0.15 15.47
57 COLLINS 0.15 15.62
58 BELL 0.15 15.77
59 SHAW 0.15 15.92
60 MURPHY 0.14 16.06
61 MILLER 0.14 16.20
62 COX 0.14 16.34
63 RICHARDS 0.14 16.48
64 KHAN 0.14 16.62
65 MARSHALL 0.14 16.75
66 ANDERSON 0.13 16.89
67 SIMPSON 0.13 17.02
68 ELLIS 0.13 17.15
69 ADAMS 0.13 17.28
70 SINGH 0.13 17.41
71 BEGUM 0.13 17.54
72 WILKINSON 0.13 17.66
73 FOSTER 0.13 17.79
74 CHAPMAN 0.12 17.91
75 POWELL 0.12 18.03
76 WEBB 0.12 18.15
77 ROGERS 0.12 18.27
78 GRAY 0.12 18.39
79 MASON 0.12 18.51
80 ALI 0.12 18.63
81 HUNT 0.12 18.74
82 HUSSAIN 0.11 18.86
83 CAMPBELL 0.11 18.97
84 MATTHEWS 0.11 19.08
85 OWEN 0.11 19.20
86 PALMER 0.11 19.31
87 HOLMES 0.11 19.42
88 MILLS 0.11 19.53
89 BARNES 0.11 19.64
90 KNIGHT 0.11 19.74
91 LLOYD 0.11 19.85
92 BUTLER 0.11 19.96
93 RUSSELL 0.10 20.06
94 BARKER 0.10 20.16
95 FISHER 0.10 20.27
96 STEVENS 0.10 20.37
97 JENKINS 0.10 20.47
98 MURRAY 0.10 20.58
99 DIXON 0.10 20.68
100 HARVEY 0.10 20.78
101 GRAHAM 0.10 20.88
102 PEARSON 0.10 20.97
103 AHMED 0.10 21.07
104 FLETCHER 0.10 21.17
105 WALSH 0.09 21.26
106 KAUR 0.09 21.36
107 GIBSON 0.09 21.45
108 HOWARD 0.09 21.54
109 ANDREWS 0.09 21.63
110 STEWART 0.09 21.72
111 ELLIOTT 0.09 21.81
112 REYNOLDS 0.09 21.90
113 SAUNDERS 0.09 21.99
114 PAYNE 0.09 22.08
115 FOX 0.09 22.17
116 FORD 0.09 22.26
117 PEARCE 0.09 22.34
118 DAY 0.09 22.43
119 BROOKS 0.09 22.52
120 WEST 0.09 22.60
121 LAWRENCE 0.09 22.69
122 COLE 0.08 22.77
123 ATKINSON 0.08 22.85
124 BRADLEY 0.08 22.93
125 SPENCER 0.08 23.02
126 GILL 0.08 23.10
127 DAWSON 0.08 23.18
128 BALL 0.08 23.26
129 BURTON 0.08 23.34
130 O'BRIEN 0.08 23.41
131 WATTS 0.08 23.49
132 ROSE 0.08 23.57
133 BOOTH 0.08 23.64
134 PERRY 0.08 23.72
135 RYAN 0.08 23.79
136 GRANT 0.07 23.87
137 WELLS 0.07 23.94
138 ARMSTRONG 0.07 24.01
139 FRANCIS 0.07 24.09
140 REES 0.07 24.16
141 HAYES 0.07 24.23
142 HART 0.07 24.31
143 HUDSON 0.07 24.38
144 NEWMAN 0.07 24.45
145 BARRETT 0.07 24.52
146 WEBSTER 0.07 24.59
147 HUNTER 0.07 24.66
148 GREGORY 0.07 24.73
149 CARR 0.07 24.80
150 LOWE 0.07 24.87
151 PAGE 0.07 24.93
152 MARSH 0.07 25.00
153 RILEY 0.07 25.07
154 DUNN 0.07 25.14
155 WOODS 0.07 25.21
156 PARSONS 0.07 25.27
157 BERRY 0.07 25.34
158 STONE 0.07 25.41
159 REID 0.07 25.47
160 HOLLAND 0.07 25.54
161 HAWKINS 0.07 25.61
162 HARDING 0.07 25.67
163 PORTER 0.07 25.74
164 ROBERTSON 0.07 25.80
165 NEWTON 0.07 25.87
166 OLIVER 0.07 25.93
167 REED 0.07 26.00
168 KENNEDY 0.06 26.06
169 WILLIAMSON 0.06 26.13
170 BIRD 0.06 26.19
171 GARDNER 0.06 26.26
172 SHAH 0.06 26.32
173 DEAN 0.06 26.38
174 LANE 0.06 26.45
175 COOKE 0.06 26.51
176 BATES 0.06 26.57
177 HENDERSON 0.06 26.63
178 PARRY 0.06 26.70
179 BURGESS 0.06 26.76
180 BISHOP 0.06 26.82
181 WALTON 0.06 26.88
182 BURNS 0.06 26.94
183 NICHOLSON 0.06 27.00
184 SHEPHERD 0.06 27.06
185 ROSS 0.06 27.12
186 CROSS 0.06 27.18
187 LONG 0.06 27.24
188 FREEMAN 0.06 27.30
189 WARREN 0.06 27.36
190 NICHOLLS 0.06 27.42
191 HAMILTON 0.06 27.48
192 BYRNE 0.06 27.53
193 SUTTON 0.06 27.59
194 MCDONALD 0.06 27.65
195 YATES 0.06 27.71
196 HODGSON 0.06 27.77
197 ROBSON 0.06 27.82
198 CURTIS 0.06 27.88
199 HOPKINS 0.06 27.94
200 O'CONNOR 0.06 28.00
201 HARPER 0.06 28.05
202 COLEMAN 0.06 28.11
203 WATKINS 0.06 28.16
204 MOSS 0.06 28.22
205 MCCARTHY 0.06 28.28
206 CHAMBERS 0.06 28.33
207 O'NEILL 0.06 28.39
208 GRIFFIN 0.05 28.44
209 SHARP 0.05 28.50
210 HARDY 0.05 28.55
211 WHEELER 0.05 28.61
212 POTTER 0.05 28.66
213 OSBORNE 0.05 28.71
214 JOHNSTON 0.05 28.77
215 GORDON 0.05 28.82
216 DOYLE 0.05 28.88
217 WALLACE 0.05 28.93
218 GEORGE 0.05 28.98
219 JORDAN 0.05 29.04
220 HUTCHINSON 0.05 29.09
221 ROWE 0.05 29.14
222 BURKE 0.05 29.20
223 MAY 0.05 29.25
224 PRITCHARD 0.05 29.30
225 GILBERT 0.05 29.35
226 WILLIS 0.05 29.41
227 HIGGINS 0.05 29.46
228 READ 0.05 29.51
229 MILES 0.05 29.56
230 STEVENSON 0.05 29.61
231 STEPHENSON 0.05 29.67
232 HAMMOND 0.05 29.72
233 ARNOLD 0.05 29.77
234 BUCKLEY 0.05 29.82
235 WALTERS 0.05 29.87
236 HEWITT 0.05 29.92
237 BARBER 0.05 29.97
238 NELSON 0.05 30.02
239 SLATER 0.05 30.07
240 AUSTIN 0.05 30.12
241 SULLIVAN 0.05 30.17
242 WHITEHEAD 0.05 30.22
243 MANN 0.05 30.27
244 FROST 0.05 30.32
245 LAMBERT 0.05 30.37
246 STEPHENS 0.05 30.42
247 BLAKE 0.05 30.46
248 AKHTAR 0.05 30.51
249 LYNCH 0.05 30.56
250 GOODWIN 0.05 30.61
251 BARTON 0.05 30.65
252 WOODWARD 0.05 30.70
253 THOMSON 0.05 30.75
254 CUNNINGHAM 0.05 30.80
255 QUINN 0.05 30.84
256 BARNETT 0.05 30.89
257 BAXTER 0.05 30.94
258 BIBI 0.05 30.98
259 CLAYTON 0.05 31.03
260 NASH 0.05 31.08
261 GREENWOOD 0.05 31.12
262 JENNINGS 0.05 31.17
263 HOLT 0.05 31.22
264 KEMP 0.05 31.26
265 POOLE 0.05 31.31
266 GALLAGHER 0.05 31.35
267 BOND 0.05 31.40
268 STOKES 0.05 31.45
269 TUCKER 0.05 31.49
270 DAVIDSON 0.05 31.54
271 FOWLER 0.04 31.58
272 HEATH 0.04 31.63
273 NORMAN 0.04 31.67
274 MIDDLETON 0.04 31.71
275 LAWSON 0.04 31.76
276 BANKS 0.04 31.80
277 FRENCH 0.04 31.85
278 STANLEY 0.04 31.89
279 JARVIS 0.04 31.93
280 GIBBS 0.04 31.98
281 FERGUSON 0.04 32.02
282 HAYWARD 0.04 32.06
283 CARROLL 0.04 32.10
284 DOUGLAS 0.04 32.15
285 DICKINSON 0.04 32.19
286 TODD 0.04 32.23
287 BARLOW 0.04 32.27
288 PETERS 0.04 32.32
289 LUCAS 0.04 32.36
290 KNOWLES 0.04 32.40
291 HARTLEY 0.04 32.44
292 MIAH 0.04 32.48
293 SIMMONS 0.04 32.52
294 MORTON 0.04 32.57
295 ALEXANDER 0.04 32.61
296 FIELD 0.04 32.65
297 MORRISON 0.04 32.69
298 NORRIS 0.04 32.73
299 TOWNSEND 0.04 32.77
300 PRESTON 0.04 32.81
301 HANCOCK 0.04 32.85
302 THORNTON 0.04 32.89
303 BALDWIN 0.04 32.94
304 BURROWS 0.04 32.98
305 BRIGGS 0.04 33.02
306 PARKINSON 0.04 33.06
307 REEVES 0.04 33.10
308 MACDONALD 0.04 33.14
309 LAMB 0.04 33.18
310 BLACK 0.04 33.22
311 ABBOTT 0.04 33.26
312 SANDERS 0.04 33.29
313 THORPE 0.04 33.33
314 HOLDEN 0.04 33.37
315 TOMLINSON 0.04 33.41
316 PERKINS 0.04 33.45
317 ASHTON 0.04 33.49
318 RHODES 0.04 33.53
319 FULLER 0.04 33.57
320 HOWE 0.04 33.61
321 BRYANT 0.04 33.65
322 VAUGHAN 0.04 33.68
323 DALE 0.04 33.72
324 DAVEY 0.04 33.76
325 WESTON 0.04 33.80
326 BARTLETT 0.04 33.84
327 WHITTAKER 0.04 33.87
328 DAVISON 0.04 33.91
329 KENT 0.04 33.95
330 SKINNER 0.04 33.99
331 BIRCH 0.04 34.03
332 MORLEY 0.04 34.06
333 DANIELS 0.04 34.10
334 GLOVER 0.04 34.14
335 HOWELL 0.04 34.18
336 CARTWRIGHT 0.04 34.21
337 PUGH 0.04 34.25
338 HUMPHREYS 0.04 34.29
339 GODDARD 0.04 34.32
340 BRENNAN 0.04 34.36
341 WALL 0.04 34.40
342 KIRBY 0.04 34.43
343 BOWEN 0.04 34.47
344 SAVAGE 0.04 34.51
345 BULL 0.04 34.54
346 WONG 0.04 34.58
347 DOBSON 0.04 34.62
348 SMART 0.04 34.65
349 WILKINS 0.04 34.69
350 KIRK 0.04 34.73
351 FRASER 0.04 34.76
352 DUFFY 0.04 34.80
353 HICKS 0.04 34.84
354 PATTERSON 0.04 34.87
355 BRADSHAW 0.04 34.91
356 LITTLE 0.04 34.94
357 ARCHER 0.04 34.98
358 WARNER 0.04 35.02
359 WATERS 0.04 35.05
360 O'SULLIVAN 0.04 35.09
361 FARRELL 0.04 35.12
362 BROOKES 0.04 35.16
363 ATKINS 0.04 35.20
364 KAY 0.04 35.23
365 DODD 0.04 35.27
366 BENTLEY 0.04 35.30
367 FLYNN 0.04 35.34
368 JOHN 0.04 35.37
369 SCHOFIELD 0.04 35.41
370 SHORT 0.04 35.44
371 HAYNES 0.04 35.48
372 WADE 0.04 35.51
373 BUTCHER 0.03 35.55
374 HENRY 0.03 35.58
375 SANDERSON 0.03 35.62
376 CRAWFORD 0.03 35.65
377 SHEPPARD 0.03 35.69
378 BOLTON 0.03 35.72
379 COATES 0.03 35.76
380 GILES 0.03 35.79
381 GOULD 0.03 35.82
382 HOUGHTON 0.03 35.86
383 GIBBONS 0.03 35.89
384 PRATT 0.03 35.93
385 MANNING 0.03 35.96
386 LAW 0.03 35.99
387 HOOPER 0.03 36.03
388 NOBLE 0.03 36.06
389 DYER 0.03 36.10
390 RAHMAN 0.03 36.13
391 CLEMENTS 0.03 36.16
392 MORAN 0.03 36.20
393 SYKES 0.03 36.23
394 CHAN 0.03 36.26
395 DOHERTY 0.03 36.30
396 CONNOLLY 0.03 36.33
397 JOYCE 0.03 36.36
398 FRANKLIN 0.03 36.39
399 HOBBS 0.03 36.43
400 COLES 0.03 36.46
401 HERBERT 0.03 36.49
402 STEELE 0.03 36.52
403 KERR 0.03 36.56
404 LEACH 0.03 36.59
405 WINTER 0.03 36.62
406 OWENS 0.03 36.65
407 DUNCAN 0.03 36.68
408 NAYLOR 0.03 36.72
409 FLEMING 0.03 36.75
410 HORTON 0.03 36.78
411 FINCH 0.03 36.81
412 FITZGERALD 0.03 36.84
413 RANDALL 0.03 36.87
414 CARPENTER 0.03 36.90
415 MARSDEN 0.03 36.94
416 BROWNE 0.03 36.97
417 GARNER 0.03 37.00
418 PICKERING 0.03 37.03
419 HALE 0.03 37.06
420 DENNIS 0.03 37.09
421 VINCENT 0.03 37.12
422 CHADWICK 0.03 37.15
423 CHANDLER 0.03 37.18
424 SHARPE 0.03 37.21
425 NOLAN 0.03 37.24
426 LYONS 0.03 37.27
427 HURST 0.03 37.30
428 COLLIER 0.03 37.33
429 PEACOCK 0.03 37.36
430 HOWARTH 0.03 37.39
431 FAULKNER 0.03 37.42
432 RICE 0.03 37.45
433 POLLARD 0.03 37.48
434 WELCH 0.03 37.51
435 NORTON 0.03 37.54
436 GOUGH 0.03 37.57
437 SINCLAIR 0.03 37.60
438 BLACKBURN 0.03 37.63
439 BRYAN 0.03 37.66
440 CONWAY 0.03 37.69
441 POWER 0.03 37.72
442 CAMERON 0.03 37.75
443 DALY 0.03 37.77
444 ALLAN 0.03 37.80
445 HANSON 0.03 37.83
446 GARDINER 0.03 37.86
447 BOYLE 0.03 37.89
448 MYERS 0.03 37.92
449 TURNBULL 0.03 37.95
450 WALLIS 0.03 37.97
451 MAHMOOD 0.03 38.00
452 SIMS 0.03 38.03
453 SWIFT 0.03 38.06
454 IQBAL 0.03 38.09
455 POPE 0.03 38.12
456 BRADY 0.03 38.14
457 CHAMBERLAIN 0.03 38.17
458 ROWLEY 0.03 38.20
459 TYLER 0.03 38.23
460 FARMER 0.03 38.26
461 METCALFE 0.03 38.28
462 HILTON 0.03 38.31
463 GODFREY 0.03 38.34
464 HOLLOWAY 0.03 38.37
465 PARKIN 0.03 38.39
466 BRAY 0.03 38.42
467 TALBOT 0.03 38.45
468 DONNELLY 0.03 38.48
469 NIXON 0.03 38.51
470 CHARLTON 0.03 38.53
471 BENSON 0.03 38.56
472 WHITEHOUSE 0.03 38.59
473 BARRY 0.03 38.61
474 HOPE 0.03 38.64
475 LORD 0.03 38.67
476 NORTH 0.03 38.70
477 STOREY 0.03 38.72
478 CONNOR 0.03 38.75
479 POTTS 0.03 38.78
480 BEVAN 0.03 38.80
481 HARGREAVES 0.03 38.83
482 MCLEAN 0.03 38.86
483 MISTRY 0.03 38.88
484 BRUCE 0.03 38.91
485 HOWELLS 0.03 38.94
486 HYDE 0.03 38.96
487 PARKES 0.03 38.99
488 WYATT 0.03 39.02
489 FRY 0.03 39.04
490 LEES 0.03 39.07
491 O'DONNELL 0.03 39.10
492 CRAIG 0.03 39.12
493 FORSTER 0.03 39.15
494 MCKENZIE 0.03 39.18
495 HUMPHRIES 0.03 39.20
496 MELLOR 0.03 39.23
497 CAREY 0.03 39.25
498 INGRAM 0.03 39.28
499 SUMMERS 0.03 39.31
500 LEONARD 0.03 39.33